The trials and errors of GDPR compliance

When the General Data Protection Regulation is introduced next May, individuals will get control back of their personal data, but for companies, it means being prepared and compliant

17th September, 2017
Paul Jordan, European managing director, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Brussels; John Keyes, assistant commissioner, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner; and Paul Toner, partner Management Consulting, KPMG Pictures: Maura Hickey

About 12 years ago, I realised the importance of reliable internet security. A friend of mine hacked my Bebo account and wreaked havoc on my adolescent social life. The ‘happiest when . . . ’ section changed from playing football to committing obscene acts in school. My ‘music’ section changed from Jimi Hendrix and Radiohead to Enya and Brian Kennedy. My ‘top five’ was changed from my school pals to the best looking girls in...

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